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Another Private Exchange Opens for Business in NC

Another Private Exchange Opens for Business in NC

Get ready for more options when it comes to choosing your annual health benefits. BCBSNC is launching its first private exchange for North Carolina employers with at least 51 employees. Beginning Sept. 1, the exchange lets employers select up to four different medical plans to offer their employees from a menu of 18 plan options. […]
Exchanging Glances: More Employers Looking at Private Exchanges

Exchanging Glances: More Employers Looking at Private Exchanges

The first cycle of enrollments on the new government-run health exchanges is over. The next open enrollment period doesn’t start until November. Which makes this “quiet” period the perfect time to take stock of what’s happening with another new mechanism for obtaining health insurance: The private exchange. Private exchanges are the emerging marketplaces offered by […]
The Skinny on Narrow Networks

The Skinny on Narrow Networks

The old marketing phrase “one size fits all” has fallen on hard times. Whether shopping for smartphones or sweaters, consumers want their choices. That’s true even for health insurance. Partly in response to the Affordable Care Act, health insurers are offering consumers more plans to choose from, including plans that keep premiums lower by limiting […]

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: BCBSNC Retail Stores in North Carolina

Sometimes it just feels like there’s never enough time in the day. Wake up, go to work, do your job, come home, help the kids with their homework. Before you know it, it’s dark outside and you didn’t get through half of the tasks on the dreaded to-do list. We understand. We’re there with you. […]

Four Ways to Protect Yourself Against Insurance Fraud

Credit card scams, identity theft and …  insurance fraud? Yes, it happens. As you might know, when applying on the the ACA Health Care Exchange for health insurance, applicants are required to provide personal information. Though the Exchange takes a number of security precautions, that doesn’t mean there’s no risk. This is of particular concern […]
Members: How to Access Your BCBSNC Account Online

Members: How to Access Your BCBSNC Account Online

This post walks you through the first few important steps of the insurance process, namely accessing ID Cards and insurance information online using the Member Service Portal.
Options for Customer Service Due to Large Call Volume

Options for Customer Service Due to Large Call Volume

We continue to experience high volume of calls regarding insurance plans and Health Care Reform. Despite increased support staff, hold times continue to be longer than anticipated. Please review this previous blog post for details about making payments and how to use insurance if you don’t have an ID card. There are two options if you need […]
Wondering Where Our Neighbors Are on the North Carolina Health Exchange

Wondering Where Our Neighbors Are on the North Carolina Health Exchange

If you go to healthcare.gov and search for a health plan in North Carolina — now that it’s working better– what will you find? For starters, you’ll see 26 different plans from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. You’ll also find plans from Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas — but only if you live in one […]